The Internet of Things

Enterprise IoT security sucks so much, it’s made Intel and Arm work together to tackle it

Intel on Monday joined hands with Arm, its occasional rival, in an attempt to make the notoriously dismal state of Internet-of-Things security less so. The two chip designers aren't concerned with consumer IoT devices, which can be expected to remain a hot mess; rather they hope to provide corporate customers with a way to efficiently and securely adds sensors and the like to their networks. The device provisioning process turns out to be rather involved, ...

GCHQ asks tech firms to pretty please make IoT devices secure

GCHQ has managed to convince HP Inc and Centrica Hive to take its side in a relatively rare public intervention on the state of consumer IoT security. A voluntary code of practice, to which the two companies have signed up, urges them to implement published standards and recommendations on how to bake security into IoT devices. GCHQ’s Code of Practice for Consumer IoT Security (accessible here) contains broad-brush recommendations such as “implement a vulnerability disclosure ...

How semiconductor companies are adopting IoT and AI to drive new revenue growth models

The semiconductor industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in technology. Information provided by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reveals that global sales of semiconductors reached $40.16 billion for the month of August 2018, which was a 14.9% year-on-year increase compared to August 2017. Market research consultant Stratistics MRC has also stated that many semiconductor companies have started to adopt IoT to drive new revenue and growth models. A report from Accenture too supports ...

Huawei and Standard Chartered teaming up to create IoT solutions in banking

Standard Chartered has joined hands with Huawei to create an IoT-powered solution that could completely transform the way corporate companies communicate with banks for financing or payments. The solution allows corporate firms and banks systems to speak to each other in real-time and triggering financing or payment instructions via APIs. This product would use Huawei’s OceanConnect, an open platform that is built on IoT, big data technologies, and cloud computing. The solution is a combination ...

Most Global Fortune 2000 enterprises facing hurdles when executing IoT, says Software AG

IoT deployment is considered as one of the most important initiatives by one in four Global Fortune 2000 enterprises - however, 90% of them have to face hurdles while implementing and expanding IoT across their organisations due to lack of expertise and skills. In an independent survey conducted by UK-based market researcher Vanson Bourne, and sponsored by German firm Software AG, surveyed 800 senior IT and business decision makers at organisations with a worldwide annual ...

UK Autodrive conclude world’s first multi-driverless car trial

A consortium of UK automotive players called Autodrive has concluded the world’s first driverless car trial involving multiple vehicles. Autodrive is a £20 million project consisting of automakers, councils, legal experts, and researchers. The aim of the consortium is to prepare society for driverless cars and establish the UK as a leader. Over the past few years, Autodrive has undertaken increasingly complex trials designed to push the limits of driverless technology. A landmark trial involved ...

Hey you know what the smart-home world really needs right now? Yup, Google screaming in

Analysis Google has joined the battle to create a single-supplier smart-home with the release of a new product called the Home Hub. The Hub – launched today amid the official unveiling of Google's Pixel 3 and 3XL smartphones – is a semi-moveable dashboard with a screen that will communicate with smart home products from its Nest subsidiary as well as its music and TV services from YouTube and the central Google digital assistant. The idea ...

Alibaba Cloud ramps up IoT partnerships for adoption and turnkey solutions

Libelium, a manufacturer of wireless network devices, has joined hands with Alibaba Cloud to deliver connectivity via the Meshlium IoT Gateway, which will help organisations to leverage Libelium's sensor network platform with Alibaba's cloud computing solutions to expedite IoT adoption. Enterprises will be provided with compelling solutions by Alibaba Cloud that will help them meet their cloud computing requirements. Additionally, enterprises will also be able to extend their IoT projects owing to interoperability that provides ...

SoftBank continues spending spree with $35m investment in IoT analytics platform

Japanese multinational conglomerate SoftBank Group International recently led a funding round for HEED – a new consumer platform that uses IoT analytics and AI to transform sports and entertainment experience. The round raised $35 million which will be used to strengthen the company’s expansion as it ties up with sports clubs and leagues across the world to create deeper connections with mobile fans. HEED co-founder and owner of AGT International Mati Kochavi, said: “Technology has ...
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